Tom Paxton, What Do You Listen to When You Clean the House?

April 12th, 2011, 3:00 pm by Greg

Tom Paxton (photo by Valerie Berger)

Tom Paxton (photo by Valerie Berger)

“I usually listen to NPR, which means classical music.”

Singer-songwriter Tom Paxton puts down the vacuum, picks up his guitar and heads to The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Friday, April 15, where he will be sharing the stage with Janis Ian in a double bill of veteran folk legends. Tix are $29.50.


LIVE: Karla Bonoff & Janis Ian @ The Egg, 4/18/10

April 28th, 2010, 2:08 pm by Greg

Janis Ian and Karla Bonoff

Janis Ian and Karla Bonoff

When legendary singer-songwriter Janis Ian took the stage as “the opener” for a double-bill with Karla Bonoff, there were quite a few raised eyebrows in The Egg’s acoustically wonderful Swyer Theatre. Some may have thought they were stuck in a “Twilight Zone” episode, asking themselves in what alternate universe would Janis Ian open up for Karla Bonoff?

Ian laid the question to rest by stating that it was her choice. After the sold-out audience‚Äôs collective sigh of relief, she launched into a spectacular set full of warmth and passion. All of the hits that Ian is best known for were beautifully performed – “Society’s Child,” “At Seventeen” and “Jesse,” her heart-felt encore vehicle that took her off the stage to a standing ovation.

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